School Governors

School governors are members of their school’s governing body which is a “corporate body”. A corporate body has a legal identity that is separate from its members and as a result, individual governors are generally protected from personal liability as a result of the governing body’s decisions and actions, provided they act honestly, reasonably and in good faith.


The governing body has a range of duties and powers and a general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement including setting targets for pupil achievement, managing the school’s finances, making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based, appointing staff and reviewing staff performance and pay and many more.

The Governing Body


Governor Role Term of Office Entities controlled/influence Committee involvement Transactions
Jenny BLAIZE Staff Trustee 02/07/2012 Progress Leader – Yr11 Budget   None
Stephanie BOAK Parent Trustee 20/09/2017 Staff at ‘Inspiring Futures through Learning Trust MAT’ and is also related to staff member at CCS. 1 Child attends CCS   None
Julie CROASDALE Parent/Staff Trustee 06/12/2013 Child attends school   None
Sue DUFFY Parent Trustee 05/02/2015 2 x children attend school   None
Simon GREGSON Staff Trustee 02/11/2015 Control of Science Faculty budget   Procurement for Science Faculty of resources and services
Graham IRONS Vice Chair and Parent Trustee 12/12/2018 3 x children attend school GI works for Howes Percival LLP Vice Chair of Governors Chair of Performance Management Chair of Staff Member of Committee Chairs None – occasional provision of info to CCS
David JAMES Principal of School and Trustee 01/09/2015 None X None
Tetyana MACRAE Parent Trustee 28/03/2013 2 x children attend school TM works for Cadent   None
Sue ROBSON Trustee 06/02/2015     None
Louise SAMWAYS Parent Trustee 05/02/2015 2 x children attend school X None
Andrew SORTWELL Chair of Trustees 20/11/2017 None – Owner of dormant company Sortoutwell   None
Simon STRINGER Parent Trustee 02/11/2015 Partner volunteers in the Primary Phase twice weekly.  2 x children attend school X None
Governors resigned in last 12 months        
Linda BROWETT Parent Trustee 06/02/2015 – 19/09/2018     None
Megan SIMMONDS Staff Trustee 02/11/2015 – 18/09/2018     None
Leanne TYSON Parent Trustee 09/12/2014 – 18/10/2017     None

To view register of attendance for Governors please click here. 

Clerk to the Governors

How to contact the Governing Body

by letter to the Clerk or the Chair addressed to:

Caroline Chisholm School
Wooldale Centre for Learning
Wootton Fields